Ocala, Fla. native Jonathan Johnson started fast at FSU earning ACC Rookie of the Year honors and a berth on Baseball America’s All-Freshman team in 1993
He followed his rookie campaign with a 12-1 record and 137 strikeouts as a sophomore earning second team All-ACC and third team All-America honors. In his third and final season at FSU, he overcame a broken ankle to finish with a 12-3 record, leading Florida State to the ACC Championship in 1995 and a berth in the College World Series. He was a finalist for the 1995 Golden Spikes Award and was a Baseball America first team All-American.
Johnson would win 34 of his 39 starts at Florida State with a 2.62 ERA and 391 career strikeouts, which ranked fourth on the all-time ACC career list. He was selected by the Texas Rangers with the seventh overall pick of the 1995 draft. He and enjoyed a six-year professional career.